About Me


“It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one’s thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.” – Isabel Colegate

“As a rule, if you insist on speaking your mind, you will inevitably find yourself somewhere where everyone hates you.” – Scott Berkun

My name is Tony “Bulldozer00” (BD00) DaSilva. Like you, I’m just a regular person trying to find my path through life. So, if you need to see some “stinkin’ badges” or other credentials in order to read any further….. then don’t read any further.

Einstein Make Shit Up

One of the goals of this blasphemous blog is to stir up some kind of emotion and evoke a chuckle from you, even if it is uncomfortable. I believe that some of the verbal diarrhea I spew in here has a grain of truth to it, but I also like to think that I’m not married to my thoughts.

Beep Beep

If you’re still here, then here’s a mashup of the topics that interest me:

Life long learning, social networking, connectivity, interfaces, dynamic interactions, perceptual control theory, cybernetics, feedback loops, entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics, holarchy, tangled hierarchies, simplicity, complexity, ambiguity, conceptual integrity, systems thinking, abstraction, quantum physics, religion-independent spirituality, meditation (which I’m incredibly inept at!), writing, (so-called) leadership, creativity, innovation, project management, executive management, software product lines, UML, SysML, C++, software architecture, distributed real-time communication middleware, company cultures, manifesting change, fishing, golfing, exercising, electronic gadgets, and of course, moderate partying!

Oh, and by the way, I’m an FAI and a self-proclaimed L’artiste. In addition, in the minds of some (many?) people, I’m an incorrigible serial misbehaver. What are you?

  1. Michelle
    March 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I was looking for a coherent explanation of UML/SysML without going into too much detail. I really liked this one as it included roughly what’s on the OMG website but it was a better overview. I also liked the blog about managers. Really funny but in a tragic way because it’s all so familiar!

    • bulldozer00
      March 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

      Thanx for listening Michelle.

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  3. Dave
    November 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I’ll check out Zappos next time I need shoes, I’m happy to support a business that is trying so hard to do things right!

    DAVE

  4. March 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hi, can I use some of the pics in a presentation pls? Thanks, Lili

    • March 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Sure thing Lili. All I ask is that you put a link to bulldozer00.com somewhere in your presentation. Note: I haven’t been diligent on where I plucked icons/graphics from. Most of them are from the Microsoft Visio clipboard, but some of them are randomly copied from the web.

  5. Chris
    September 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Great blog, no doubt (I don’t understand the software stuff [at all!], but as it’s mostly about organisations and management …) – keep going!

    • September 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks for the words of encouragement Chris.

  6. Piet Buyse
    October 9, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Hi, any idea where I could obtain a “mindmap” about DDS (preferably the OpenSplice solution)? Done some googling but don’t succeed. Thank’s, Piet Buyse – Norway.

    • October 9, 2012 at 7:25 am

      Hi Piet,
      Sorry, but no. Angelo Corsaro is the DDS chief technology officer for PrismTech – and a real good guy. Try asking him your question directly. Angelo’s web site is “http://www.icorsaro.net”.

      • Piet Buyse
        October 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

        Thank’s, I will. Piet.

  7. ST
    October 18, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Tony, very interesting site. We share a lot of interests, especially systems thinking and the combination of pathology and hierarchy and its consequences. I’ve linked to my site, specifically a page on some of my interests. I think you’ll find some topics there will interest you too. If you’d like to talk sometime let me know.

    • October 18, 2012 at 4:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by ST. I browsed your site and, yes, we do have quite a bit in common. Almost eerily so. :)

      I bookmarked your site and I feel that I may be visiting it often.

  8. ST
    October 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I always like meeting people with eerily similar interests since it doesn’t happen all that often. You can drop me a line through my site if you’d like to chat after checking things out.

  9. March 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Thoughts are pretty cool tools to have… :)

    • March 23, 2013 at 6:21 am

      Yepp. I don’t know what I’d freakin’ do without any.

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